Pira Lodge, Argentina
fishing for the golden dorado in Argentina
Pira Lodge is located in Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands, one of the most unique and fascinating wetlands in the world. The incomparable variety of wildlife found in the five million acre wetland allows anglers to combine fishing with a number of other activities.
Capture this incredible fighting fish
The freshwater Dorado, a member of the Salmon family, is a hard fighting and acrobatic fish known for its strong runs and relentless jumps. This complex and challenging fish can be found near confluences, on edges of eddies, riffles, sharp bends in the current, and close to overhanging carpets of water hyacinth.
It can be fished in narrow runs, on skinny water, large fish are hooked in a multitude of differing locations, so let your guide show you the multitude of ever-changing locations where you can make contact with these fish.
Our guides have been exploring the area and Dorado fishing itself for more years than most. Do follow their advice, designed to maximise your enjoyment of this incredible fighting fish.
Traditional comforts, local charm
The lodge sits right on the edge of a channel providing direct access to the marsh system and to the Corrientes River, located 15 min south of the lodge. Built in a typical Corrientes style, the lodge enjoys a spectacular panoramic view of the vast wetlands.
It accommodates up to 10 guests in five large rooms, each with a private entrance, private bath, two double beds and air conditioning. A separate building, attached by covered galleries, accommodates the spacious living room, bar and dining room, each with tall doors which open up to the wide veranda.
The lodge was designed to respect the traditional local architecture while offering all of the comforts of a contemporary hotel. Pira lodge offers wonderful cuisine based on local meats, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious deserts.
A traditional Asado (BBQ) will be held once during your stay, and you can sample different cuts of meat and wonderful salads. Breakfast is served al fresco during part of the season, and full cooked breakfast is available, together with fresh fruit, yogurts, home baked bread and jams and a selection of cereals. Our well stocked bar is always open, and a wonderful selection of fine wines from the Luigi Bosca Bodega will be served during lunch and dinner.
“Beautiful lodge and fish. Great guides and staff made us feel very welcome. Only did 3 days this time, but will certainly extend the stay next time.” Mr. R. Richards – Devon
Argentina’s most exciting game fish
For many years one of Argentina’s most exciting game fish was kept a secret in its heartland. Since then the Golden Dorado, or ‘River Tiger’ as it is affectionately known, has been discovered and has quickly become a one-of-a-kind fly-fishing experience to anglers from all over the world. Pirá became the world’s first deluxe lodge to specifically target dorado.